Even though wiping the system of your Samsung Galaxy On7 can’t sound like something that you might wish to experience, from time to time making a hard reset will be more than recommended. Yes, that’s right, applying a hard reset will remove everything from your phone, this being another basic Android operation that can help you smartly manage different situations. Thus, during the following lines I will detail this operation by explaining everything you need to know: advantages, risks, pre requisites and the actual wipe process.
The hard reset operation is probably the most useful process that you can perform on an Android device. Yes, it’s true that the internal storage system will be wiped out, but the advantages are far more important. I will try to list these advantages which are related with your Samsung Galaxy On7 too:
- You can get rid of malicious apps, inappropriate tools, unresponsive programs, malware and similar other problems.
- You can protect your data before thinking in selling your smartphone.
- You can restore your Galaxy On7 back to its initial state – the third party data will be removed so in the end on your phone you will be left only with the bloatware and with similar other built-in programs and features.
- You can manually troubleshoot your On7 – the hard reset can address the most common Android software related issues such as: boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating issues, screen freeze, alerts, hangs, total blackouts and more.
- You can free some space in order to speed up your Android powered handset – if your phone is running slower than it used to, make the hard reset in order to bump the speeds and improve the general performance.
- You can install a custom ROM firmware – making a hard reset will be required each time you will want to change the stock Android OS with a custom version of the same platform.
These are the most important advantages related with the hard reset operation. The process, dubbed also as factory reset, is featured by default in the Android system so applying it on your Samsung Galaxy On7 is an official process. Thus, you don’t have to worry about anything; you won’t use complex or risky programs and you will not lose your phone’s warranty.
Moreover, the steps from down below are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy On7 regardless the state in which your phone can be found in a certain moment – I am talking about rooting or locked systems, about locked or unlocked bootloaders, about stock or custom recovery images and so on: the tutorial is universal and will work in all these situations in the same way.
There is only one downside brought by the hard reset operation and, of course, is related to your personal data, info, accounts and files, which will all be removed. That’s why I strongly recommend you to backup your Samsung Galaxy On7 before doing anything else. In this way you can place your data in safe hands and restore it afterwards, if that’s what you want to do. The backup can be easily managed as you can choose from different methods such as: syncing your data with the cloud, through your Google account, manage other built-in cloud storage systems or use tested backup and restore apps from Google Play.
When saving your data make sure you backup everything including your contacts list, personal text messages, recent call logs, your own images, videos and audio files, dedicated internet settings, EFS folder and IMEI / NVRAM data, the calendar info, your saved passwords and anything else you might thing that you will require afterwards.
One last thing: check the battery status on your Galaxy On7 before starting the hard reset operation. It will be important to plug in the charger if the power left will be lower than 50% - if your phone will get turned off while you resume the factory reset operation, various software problems might be issued on your device. So, be careful and try not to mess things up.
How to Hard Reset the Samsung Galaxy On7
- Begin with a shut down operation: turn off your phone.
- Then, reboot recovery mode on your Galaxy On7.
- From recovery select “wipe data factory reset”.
- Resume the operation and wait while the wipe is completed.
- Optional: you can also choose to clear app data cache by choosing “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- When done, navigate towards the main menu of recovery and pick “reboot system now”.
- Make sure your phone is running – in other words, power it on.
- Tap on Menu and go to Settings.
- Scroll down until you find the Backup & Reset option. Select it.
- From there choose Factory Data Reset and then select the Reset Device option.
- Tap on Erase Everything and agree with other alerts if that’s necessary.
- Wait while the wipe process is initiated and completed.
- You can hard reset the Samsung Galaxy On7 with ease and within seconds by using a dedicated code.
- Open your smartphone.
- Run the dial pad.
- Tap one of the following codes: *2767*2878# or .*2767*3855#
- That’s it your phone is wiped.
Congratulations, you learned how to hard reset the Samsung Galaxy On7. Try all the steps and methods from above and then share how things worked for you by using the comments field from down below – we will assist you as soon as possible if further problems are implied.